From small cars to super sports cars, the current engine developer’s buzzword is ‘downsizing’. Increasingly sophisticated engineering is being used to ensure that fewer cylinders and less displacement still creates impressive power and torque, but with far lower fuel consumption and emissions.
The one obstacle to the total success of this strategy to maintain or even improve performance while lowering emissions is the inability to make an in-line four-cylinder engine sound interesting to the enthusiast. Turbocharged or not, a four-pot petrol motor
Volkswagen of America unveiled the 2016 Jetta GLI, the sedan equivalent of the Golf GTI. Equipped with a specially tuned sport suspension and the same 210-horsepower, 2.0-literTSI® turbocharged and direct-injection EA888 four-cylinder engine as the Golf GTI, the GLI offers a compelling blend of value, performance and practicality.
For 2016, the GLI gets a bold new look highlighted by an aggressive front fascia that incorporates a honeycomb grille and foglights, along with a new rear bumper design that has a diffuser and a pair of chrome-tipped exhausts. All 2016 Jetta GLI models have
Volkswagen Retailers will begin taking orders for the new Sharan MPV today, ahead of first UK deliveries in October. Prices for the new model start at £26,300 RRP OTR.
The seven-seat people-carrier, the first generation of which was unveiled in 1995, has been refreshed and now features improved specification as well as a range of engines which all meet EU6 standards and are up to 15 per cent more efficient than those they replace.
With 180 hp and 400 Nm of torque in showroom stock tune, the VW Amarok is not exactly underpowered. However, at DTE-Systems we knew from the beginning that there was more to come!
When you take into account that with full equipment like leather, heated seats, automatic climate control and so on, the Amarok can so easily pile on the pounds. To counter this, DTE Systems developed the PDI10 power module to increase the engine output of the VW pickup to 210 hp with 460 Nm of torque.
With the Golf GTE Sport presented as a world premiere at the legendary GTI event at Lake Wörthersee on 14 May 2015, Volkswagen is catapulting the GT tradition into the future. The high-tech Golf that is largely made of carbon is powered by a total of three motors – combined in a plug-in hybrid drive with system power of 295 kW / 400 PS. The concept car breaks down traditional barriers between road and motorsport vehicles. Its progressive hybrid system in combination with the high-tech all-wheel drive, a
Volkswagen is now extending the product range of its super compact four-seater with a new special model. The jeans up! sparkles with exterior and interior highlights while offering a price advantage of up to 792 euros.
The exterior design of the jeans up! is defined by its 16-inch “triangle black” alloy wheels, exterior mirrors framed in chrome, sporty decals on its side panels and the “jeans” badge on the front doors. Smoked rear and side windows not only make a cool statement; they
Some cars live for ever because they are constantly reinvented. The Scirocco, a pure-bred European sports car, is one of these cars that is forever young. Presented at the 1974 Geneva Motor Show, 41 years ago, it became an icon of compact German coupés. The car caught the spirit of the age: over a million units of the Scirocco have been produced since then. Last summer a comprehensively refined generation of the sports car was launched, featuring, among other things, a completely new range of engines. Building on this, Volkswagen unveils the new Scirocco GTS – a sports car with 162 kW / 220 PS – in a world premiere at Auto Shanghai. Its engine is one of the most popular in the Scirocco
Volkswagen is expanding its GTI fleet and sending a new supercar onto the digital race circuit. The engine roaring under the bonnet of the GTI Supersport is a 503 HP VR6 TSI coupled with a seven-speed dual-clutch gearbox (DSG). The design of this digital supercar combines the Volkswagen icon with sheer racing design. Following last year’s roadster, another version of the GTI, with its long racing tradition, can now head for the starting line on Gran Turismo®6, exclusively on PlayStation®3.